Continuing socio-political instability and the effects of climate change represent a major obstacle to Guatemala’s development. Indeed, in global terms, the country is one of the most susceptible to disasters caused by hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and prolonged droughts.
COOPI works since 1973 to provide aid to the most vulnerable communities and, above all, to mitigate the effects of climate change and strengthen local risk management capacity through: training and awareness-raising activities; simulation exercises; drafting of emergency response plans; provision of support to local authorities; sharing of experiences with neighbouring countries and/or virtual training courses. Targets are achieved through the adoption of a multi-risk approach, which takes into special consideration the needs of the most vulnerable groups of the population (women, children, the disabled and the elderly).
Guatemala also has one of the world’s highest rates of child malnutrition, with agricultural production being strongly dependent on climatic conditions. For this reason, we have intervened with training on and/or distribution of seeds and tools to improve dietary diversification and minimise the risk associated with depending on only the few food resources available.
*Data about COOPI’s achievements are based on last balance sheet

The situation in Guatemala

The results of COOPI

Illiteracy rate
Rate of moderate/severe child malnutrition
Rate of the population living below the poverty line

International staff
Local staff

News from the field




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